Even as Japan has announced the deployment of US-made F-35 Stealth fighters, Chinese media has claimed that the home-grown stealth aircraft, the J-20 has completed its research and development phase and is entering the stage of mass production.
The production is slated at two fighters per month and at this rate, China may be able to deploy 36 J-20 fighters by early 2018.
China’s J-20 stealth fighter-bomber Aircraft and Y-20 tactical transport plane will be put into service “in the near future” and this will effectively enhance the PLA Air Force’s capability, Chinamil reported in June this year.
Western media had claimed the J-20’s stealth features have been copied from the American F-35 and the Y-20 transport is a replica of the Boeing C-17 due to the Chinese aircrafts’ similarity in looks to their American competitors.
At present, the J-20 stealth fighter and Y-20 transport plane are undergoing relevant test flights based on schedules, the news report stated.
Beijing has built three operational runways in the disputed Fiery Cross, Mischief and Subi Reefs islands which it claims is for civilian use but in reality, military fighter and transport planes regularly operate to the islands, a report in Philstar.com said.
Despite China's claim that it is not militarizing the disputed South China Sea, rapid construction of hangars in the Spratly Islands indicate that they are ready to deploy military aircraft to these outposts.
A malware known as NanHaiShu or “South China Sea Remote Access Trojan (RAT)” in Mandarin was discovered to have gathered intelligence related to the South China Sea arbitration case from the Philippines and organizations involved in assisting the South East Asian country which won an international arbitration case against China. Hackers believed to be from China have attacked government and private-sector organizations linked to the row over the key waterway, a Japan Times report said quoting an analysis by Finnish cybersecurity firm F-Secure
Southeast nations failed to agree on maritime disputes in South China Sea after Cambodia blocked mention to the international court ruling against Beijing. The Philippines and Vietnam both wanted a communiqué issued by ASEAN foreign ministers after their meeting to refer to the ruling and the need to respect international law, ASEAN diplomats were quoted as saying by
China has unveiled a range of new weapons that include long-range missiles and others for sea and air combat amid calls by its top officials to be combat-ready following UN-backed tribunal verdict which stuck down Chinas rights in South China Sea. The Southern Theatre Command of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) which looks after the South China Sea front has unveiled a series of new weapons during a visit by top military officers
Chinas new generation stealth fighter jet J-20 has been commissioned into the countrys Air Force. Video footage from CCTV Channel 7 on Friday night showed J-20 fighters beiing operationalized into the PLA air force with Y-20 transport planes and H-6K bombers
Chinas J-20 fighter jet which made its air show debut yesterday will not be offered for sale to international customers. "The J-20 is not for sale so far because it is the most advanced fighter jet that China has, that's why the debut was very short," Chen Chen Hu, chief editor of Chinese military magazine World Military Affairs, was quoted by the Global Times Tuesday, adding that China only wants to send a signal to the world that it formally has the fifth generation stealth fighter jet but that further details will remain secret
China will debut its new generation J-20 stealth fighter jet at an air show next week, the air force said Friday. The J-20 will give a flight demonstration at next weeks China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in the southern city of Zhuhai, the Peoples Liberation Army Air Force said in a statement on its official microblog, Reuters report
The Chinese army has finished equipping its ground force aviation units with advanced WZ-10 combat helicopters. Several WZ-10s have been delivered to an aviation brigade of the PLA 13th Group Army under the Western Theater Command, the China military's TV news channel report was quoted by
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